Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.
Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.
Schedule for 2020:
January 2-January 31
Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.)
Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.
To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners"
Guidelines and Operating Principles
Please refer to the SDCG Gardener Guidelines, found in "Links and Forms"
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) can be contacted at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com
If you are trying to register for a garden plot and you are told there are none left, please register for the waiting list. You will need to follow the process all the way through to the payment page, but the cost will be zero. Every year a few plots open up unexpectedly. Thank you.
Additional Forms and Files: